Bertram Rickmers is ready to give up control to banks
Bertram R.C. Rickmers is ready to transfer 75.1 percent of his shipping empire, Rickmers Group, to HSH Nordbank and other lenders in a new debt agreement. Rickmers currently sits on 100 percent of the shares.
How can shipping decarbonize if merely one container ship would claim an amount of sustainably produced energy corresponding to the annual consumption of Trondheim in Norway, a professor asks. Now, he presents a plan to the Research Council of Norway, which some might deem controversial.
Sanction-hit Russian tanker carrier Sovcomflot is no longer part of Skuld’s insured fleet, ShippingWatch learns. The deadline for ending the customer relationship has passed. Skuld refrains from commenting.
Hans-Christian Olesen, who has taken over leadership of Ultrabulk from Per von Appen, has grown up as a charterer and still travels around, making deals with customers. ShippingWatch has met the new chief executive.